155 cm x 100 cm
Geometric Yalameh, dark red with border and diamonds
|Place of origin|
|Size||155 cm x 100 cm (= 1.55 qm)|
Weft & Warp: wool
|Year of manufacture||1980|
|Coloring||dark red, light blue|
Place of origin
Yalameh belongs to the knotting region of Isfahan in the western part of Central Iran. Its characteristic feature is the colorfulness and the joviality of colors. Typical color compositions include royal blue, deep red and a subtle green. Its knotting is very fine and the shearing very short compared to other nomadic rugs.
In the panel, which is divided into exact geometric shapes (usually squares or lozenges), star or animal motifs are introduced. The so-called "se-hoze" motif, a basic design with three vertically arranged hexagonal medallions, in which star and animal motifs are seemingly randomly interspersed, is also frequently used, especially in larger Yalameh rugs. "Se-hoze" literally means "three ponds". The star and animal motifs are thus incorporated as reflections in the representation of the three ponds.
The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Yalameh. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It blends in fantastically with any surroundings and subtly complements the interior design of a room..
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a beautiful contrast to the center.
The repeating elements in the center field of this Yalameh rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.
In the pattern of this Yalameh, the diamonds stand out in particular. Diamonds are a rhombus standing on a point, the four equal sides of which may be jagged, stitched or hooked. The diamond is one of the oldest basic forms in oriental rugs. It has a symbolic meaning in the Islamic world: it symbolizes the immortality of the soul. It is therefore very often found as a filler motif.
The background of this Yalameh is dark red. The border features light blue and dark blue.
You are not the first to appreciate this Yalameh. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1980. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The pile of this Yalameh has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on living climate and muffles sound. The backing (weft and warp threads) of this Yalameh is made of virgin wool.